Pune: PMC Takes Action Against 3 Restaurants In Deccan Area For Over Crowding, Violating COVID-19 Regulations

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Pune, February 18, 2021: Due to the growing numbers of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started taking action against citizens who are violating the rules imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing in public places.

As part of the crackdown, three well-known hotels in the Deccan area were fined Rs 5,000 each for having crowds. Apart from this, fines were collected from people who did not wear face masks, the PMC Health Department said.

As the city’s rate of positive COVID-19 cases is reaching 12.5 percent, the municipal administration and the health department have become alert. Restrictions in various areas were relaxed during the ‘Unlock’ period. Taking advantage of this, various sectors resumed operations and many did not follow proper COVID-19 protocols.

The State government has instructed hotels and restaurants to run at 50 per cent capacity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. At the same time, there is a limit of inviting only 50 guests to the wedding at the marriage halls. The use of face masks and a distance of six feet must be followed in public places. However, people do not seem to follow these protocols. This has led to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the city.

Therefore, the municipal commissioner has ordered action against the hotels, malls, multiplexes, marriage halls as well as businesses and individuals in the city who are not following the rules of social distancing in crowded places and not wearing masks.

Assistant Health Officer Dr Manisha Naik and Dr Kalpana Baliwant have been appointed as the nodal officers for this. Action is being taken through health inspectors in all the five constituencies in the city, and citizens and professionals are urged to abide by the coronavirus prevention rules